Harassment restraining orders

Defendant challenged a harassment restraining order (HRO), arguing that the record evidence was not sufficient because his conduct was not “objectively unreasonable nor repeatedly intrusive,” he did not intend to harass respondent, and there was no evidence that respondent was “substantially and adversely affected in her safety, security or privacy.”  The Minnesota Court of Appeals concluded that defendant’s sending of unsolicited flowers and cards to respondent, whom he had never met, combined with posting of signs containing song lyrics on her property was sufficient to constitute harassment.  Affirmed.

Anderson v. Busse, A18-0699, Watonwan County.

Criminal Defense Attorney Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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